Reducing water and electricity consumption is not only about reducing your bill. Less wastefulness is also a way to help preserve the environment. The main consumption of water is due to agriculture and industry. As for domestic use, this sector represents only 8% of total consumption. Despite this fact, it is recommended to know how to consume less energy in order not to waste.
TIPS FOR SAVING ELECTRICITY
On average, the French household spends 1400 € per year to pay their electricity bill. To reduce the amount of electricity bills is to consume intelligently. To do this, you can start saving money by choosing the electricity supplier offering the most affordable rate. To save electricity, get into the habit of charging your smartphones on a power outlet, making sure to activate the airplane mode.
For household appliances, it is best to wash clothes at low temperature. Also avoid the fast wash mode. Hot food should not be stored in the freezer or fridge. Wait for food to reach room temperature by letting it air out before storing it. Consider defrosting the fridge regularly. Dust radiators often, install double-glazed windows and insulate attics…
PRACTICAL GESTURES TO REDUCE DAILY WATER CONSUMPTION
Some everyday actions can help conserve water. It is crucial to plug leaks. To do this, you should check the condition of your taps from time to time. In case of a leak, a seal replacement may be enough to solve the problem. In the case of a toilet flush failure, often the replacement of the seal of the mechanism is enough to repair the leak.
It is also advisable to take showers instead of baths. When showering, it is recommended to turn off the water when soaping up. This habit allows to use about 20 l instead of 60 l when taking a shower without interrupting the water while soaping up.
HOW TO SAVE WATER IN THE KITCHEN?
Some actions can be taken to save extra liters of drinking water. For example, it is recommended to wait to fill the dishwasher before running it. It is also recommended to use a dishwasher with a half-load or eco feature. It is also a good idea to place a basin in the sink when washing fruits and vegetables.
These simple gestures allow you to recover water for watering plants and flowers. To wash dishes manually, it is better to fill 2 tubs with water to avoid unnecessary waste. The first tub is reserved for washing, the other one will be used for rinsing. Another effective tip is to equip the faucet with a mixer tap with a trigger shower.